The Royal & Ancient Golf Club, which governs the sport outside the U.S. and Mexico, will study the issue of all-male clubs after questions about Muirfield hosting this year’s British Open.
Rory McIlroy’s record victory at the U.S. Open has boosted ticket sales for the British Open, according to Peter Dawson, chief executive officer of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
British Open officials aren’t planning increased security for Tiger Woods at this year’s golf tournament at St. Andrews in Scotland.
Less than a year after Augusta National Golf Club admitted its first female members, the subject of all-male clubs hosting major tournaments has resurfaced at the British Open.
Anchored putters, which have drawn converts including Ernie Els and critics such as Tiger Woods while being used to win three of the last four major titles, probably will be banned in a decision to be announced by golf’s rulemakers tomorrow.
British Open organizers may move some tee positions forward because of high winds forecast for tomorrow’s opening round.
"This is a very important and positive day in the history of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club."
- Peter Dawson on Sep 18, 2014